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CD launch tour continues

Matthew Schellhorn's performances of Ian Wilsons' Stations continue, with concerts during May in Cambridge and Thorpe Bay, during June at the Wymondham Music Festival, and during July in Ripon Cathedral.

Ian Wilson: Stations

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Forthcoming song recitals

Matthew Schellhorn renews his collaboration with "electric" (Early Music Today) soprano Susanna Fairbairn with song recitals in Oxford and the Harwich Festival.

Susanna Fairbairn

They will perform works by Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc and Colin Riley in a programme inspired by themes of childhood. On Saturday May 24 at 20:00 their performance in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Oxford, will include the World Premiere of John Duggan's The Owl and the Pussycat. And on Friday 4th July at 13:00 their appearance in the Harwich Festival will include the World Premiere of Toby Young's Pretty Stories for Little Children.

Full details for Oxford | Full details for Harwich Festival

RTÉ lyric fm features Ian Wilson: Stations

Matthew Schellhorn's new album Ian Wilson: Stations will be featured on RTÉ lyric fm's "Nova" programme on Sunday 6th April 2014 at 20:00.

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New solo disc now available

Matthew Schellhorn's new disc, Ian Wilson: Stations, is released today, Sunday 6th April 2014. Released on Diatribe Records, Ireland's leading label for new music, this is Matthew Schellhorn's first solo CD.

Ian Wilson: Stations

Stations is a monumental piano work inspired by the Stations of the Cross. Describing the piece as "more contemplative than pictorial", The Irish Times has written that "Matthew Schellhorn plays with a control that matches the determination and focus of the work as a whole".

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Launch concert this week

The launch concert will take place at St George's Cathedral, Southwark, on Tuesday 8th April 2014 at 19:30. The concert is free with a retiring collection in aid of the Holy Land and will include meditations by The Most Rev Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham. All are welcome.

Please note the venue is St George's Cathedral, Southwark (not the Anglican Cathedral). The exact location is shown here.

New radio interview

Matthew Schellhorn was recently interviewed for Sirius XM Radio.

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Dr Jennifer Pascual discussed Matthew's new disc, Ian Wilson: Stations, in an interview that also included the composer.

The interview will air on April 5 and 6: Saturday, 1:00am – 2:00am and 11:00pm – 12:00am; Sunday, 6:00am – 7:00am and 8:00pm – 9:00pm (All Eastern times).

Listen to the programme on The Catholic Channel

Matthew Schellhorn writes for The Sampler blog

Matthew Schellhorn has written a new article for Sound and Music's The Sampler blog.

Sound and Music

Writing on secularism and the composer/listener relationship in religious music, Matthew Schellhorn discusses Ian Wilson's Stations ahead of its forthcoming release on CD.

Read the full article here

Four-star review in The Irish Times

Matthew Schellhorn's new disc, Ian Wilson: Stations, has received a four-star review in The Irish Times.

The Irish Times

Describing the work as "more contemplative than pictorial", Michael Dervan wrote that "Matthew Schellhorn plays with a control that matches the determination and focus of the work as a whole".

Read the full review here

CD launch tour

From April to July 2014 Matthew Schellhorn will perform Ian Wilson's Stations during a nine-date tour of the UK and Ireland.

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Tuesday 8th April 2014 at St George's Cathedral, Southwark, is the first date of this tour and will see the launch of the album. His Grace the Archbishop of Birmingham will be present at this concert, at which there will be a retiring collection in aid of the Holy Land. If you would like to attend this concert please send an email via the Contact page.

Coming soon: new solo disc

Matthew Schellhorn releases his first solo album in April 2014, performing Ian Wilson's monumental solo piano masterpiece, Stations.

Written between 2006 and 2007, Stations is a fourteen-movement work for solo piano inspired by the Catholic devotion of the Stations of the Cross – a narrative in fourteen scenes that relates to the events leading from Christ’s condemnation by Pilate to his burial in the tomb.



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World Premiere of Nicola LeFanu's Eight Studies

This weekend, Matthew Schellhorn will give the world premiere of a new commission by Nicola LeFanu.

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LeFanu's Eight Studies were commissioned by Matthew in 2012 and a selection was performed in the Walled City Music Festival last year. This weekend's concert will see the first complete performance of the set.

The recital is hosted by the recently founded Piano Study Centre of Professional & Higher Education at Goldsmiths.

Full concert details:

Date and time: Saturday 14 December at 16:30.

Venue: Room 167, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths, University of London

Entrance is free.

Programme:

JENNIFER WALSHE (b. 1974)
becher (2008)

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)
Sonata in D major, K. 311/284c
1. Allegro con spirito
2. Andantino con espressione
3. Rondeau: Allegro

NICOLA LEFANU (b. 1947)
Eight Studies (2012) WORLD PREMIERE

INTERVAL

JOSEPH HAYDN (1732–1809)
Sonata in A major, Hob. XVI:26
1. Allegro moderato
2. Menuet al rovescio – Trio – Menuet da capo
3. Finale: Presto

TIM WATTS (b. 1979)
Odd Sympathies

COLIN RILEY (b. 1963)
weave

CECILIA MCDOWALL (b. 1951)
Haydn Seek

CHERYL FRANCES-HOAD (b. 1980)
Stolen Rhythm

MICHAEL ZEV GORDON (b. 1963)
Innocente

JEREMY THURLOW (b. 1967)
Butterfly

JOSEPH HAYDN
Andante con variazioni, Hob. XVII:6
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